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Dance Moms: Abby Lee Miller indicted on charges of fraud

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Abby Lee Miller, usually the one delivering harsh words in the studio, has received some unwelcome news herself. The 50-year-old Dance Moms star has been indicted on charges of bankruptcy fraud, concealment of bankruptcy assets, and false bankruptcy declarations, Attorney David J. Hickton announced Wednesday.   

According to a statement released by the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Western District of Pennsylvania, Miller filed a Petition to Reorganize her infamous Abby Lee Dance Company in 2010. She allegedly attempted to prove bankruptcy by creating bank accounts to hide the money she made from Lifetime’s Dance Moms and its spinoffs. The indictment claims Miller hid approximately $755,492.85.

Miller could face five years in prison, along with a “fine of $250,000 or both for each count of the indictment,” per the statement.

A representative from Lifetime did not immediately respond to EW’s request for comment. Reuters reports Miller will be arraigned in court on Nov. 5.

Dance Moms is slated to return Jan. 6 at 9 p.m. ET on Lifetime.